|Day:||Saturday, closed Dec 25 & Jan 1|
|Location:||Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.|
|Features:||Delicious Meals, EBT/SNAP, Market Match, Music series|
The Westside Market
The Westside Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday, year round at the corner of Hwy 1 and Western Drive. Here we serve the communities of the west end of Santa Cruz including Bonny Doon, the North Coast and the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. Sitting on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt this market is a great launching location for a day outdoors at Natural Bridges beach, Wilder Ranch or any adventure spot up the coast. It is also just a hop, skip and a jump, or bike ride, from Downtown.
A community hub for over 15 years, the Westside Market showcases a great selection of 100% certified organic produce, artisan foods, beer, body products, tinctures, sustainable seafood, pasture raised meats, flowers and eggs along with cook-to-order cultural meals, live local music and a full espresso bar operated by Syllable. With an abundance of free parking and accessibility on its side, this market makes for a convenient and celebratory Saturday morning outing any time of the year.
2021 Holiday Closures
The Westside Market will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.
EBT/Market Match and Credit/Debit SERVICES END at 12:45pm at the Westside Farmers’ Market.
Market Match offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $15 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards at the Westside Market. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get seven dollars in Market Match (MM) tokens for free. Swipe for $15 EBT and receive $15 MM. Swipe for $20 EBT and receive $15 MM – the match maxing out at $15. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2021 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.
2022 Pop-Up Breakfast Series – To Be Announced
The Pop-Up Breakfast Series will resume in 2022. Woo hoo! We will announce details in the new year. Sign up for our newsletter to get your first pick at tickets when they go on sale. Learn more about the events here.
Currently masks are recommended for all, regardless of vaccination status, at the farmers’ markets. Read the details HERE.